As the eResearch landscape begins to evolve in the University space, Monash University have taken the move of deploying their Mellanox CloudX Platform which will be part of their collaboration with the National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources (NeCTAR) Project.
Monash University is leading the charge in establishing their own eResearch capability and building this storage project will certainly revolutionize their cloud infrastructure capability.
After undergoing a shift in personnel with former CIO Ian Tebbett heading back to the United Kingdom and Richard Palmer standing in as acting CIO, Monash are keen to stress that eResearch remains a core driver for the University. Deputy Director of the Monash eResearch Centre, Steve Quenette explains how Monash have created their own way of thinking when it comes to research.
‘It’s this idea of a 21st century microscope. It’s really what a researcher needs to build for him or herself nowadays; they need to integrate pieces of technology, instruments, data, and all those sorts of things to create the analysis that allows them to view through their own lens the data and information they need to see through their own research.’
This move to cloud will offer Monash the perfect opportunity to orchestrate their current infrastructure to meet their own needs. Information technology has always been pivotal when it comes to research and this move is just another example of Universities in Australia taking eResearch into their own hands. ‘Building eResearch capability’ on the 14th and 15th of April will bring together the leading Universities in the space to discuss how they can use IT to produce superior research results.